Thursday, March 09, 2006

Biblical Want Ad for Pastors

After discussing Paul’s farewell to the Ephesian elders in Acts 20 ( a passage rich in instruction for pastoral ministry), one of my students produced this want ad:

WANTED: Pastor/Shepherd

Job Description: Teach and Preach

Search Committee Member: Holy Spirit

WARNING: Do not apply if afraid of… suffering, tears, persecution, hatred, misunderstanding, hard work, low pay, humility, rejection, affliction, exhaustion, mental anguish, holy kisses, or worn knees

Please apply if you… preach repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ

5 comments:

T-Glo said...

Verily, truly, amen, so let it be.

Kevin Roe said...

I like it! And yes, let it be.

Gordon Cloud said...

These are good posts (the last two in particular). We have allowed the world's definition of success to cause us to depart from the biblical calling of pastoral ministry.

Thanks for these wonderful thoughts.

the Marshall's said...

We have felt like we've lived out this description a little this week!

Emmanuel David said...

This is really good
it would be good to generate a wanted ad for DISCIPLES.